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Broadmoor Escape

Procedure for Schools in the Vicinity of Broadmoor Hospital

Warning Systems

If there is an escape, the warning sirens will sound, and all schools within approximately seven miles of Broadmoor Hospital will be notified. The warning siren is tested each Monday at 10.00 am for 2.5 minutes.  After a break of 2 minutes the all clear siren is also sounded for 2.5 minutes.

In the event of an escape, local schools operate a cascade alert system. Information is passed from school to school. The cascade system is routinely tested every term.

Schools will stay open and operate as normally as possible.

Action in the event of an escape

In the event of an escape children will be required to:

  • Remain in their classrooms working normally with an adult.
  • Not be allowed out during breaks or outside PE/games.

The school will:

  • Ensure that all external doors and windows are closed and gates locked.
  • That visitors calling without prior arrangements at the school will be asked to call on another occasion. Visitors will only be admitted to school once identification has been produced or with the approval of the Executive Head Teacher.
  • Ensure all staff on the premises are on duty during the alert.

Responsibility for Attendance and Collection of Pupils

  • Parents who know of an escape before their children leave home for school will be expected to make arrangements for escort.
  • Where an escape occurs before the lunch break, pupils will be kept at school.  If parents decide to collect their children at midday, they must be responsible for their safe RETURN to school in the afternoon.
  • If the emergency extends to the end of the school day, no child attending Windmill Primary will be allowed to leave the safety of the school premises, unless collected by a parent or carer or other responsible adult known to school staff.  If none of the before mentioned are available, please contact the school office with an assigned person giving their full name.  Please ask this assigned person to bring identification as this will be checked before releasing your child.
  • In addition to the normal registration of children at the start of school sessions, class checklists will be used to record children leaving the premises.
  • On subsequent days parents will be solely responsible for the safe conduct of children to and from school.
  • Staff will not be expected to supervise pupils after school after the first day, though supervision on entry and exit into school will be increased.